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Forensics: Looking Back: Forensic Fraud in Child Abuse Cases | Coerced plea deals and hidden fraud

By Jeffrey Deskovic “Looking back” will feature reprints of articles that Jeff previously wrote while a columnist at The Westchester Guardian, which — Read on http://www.davisvanguard.org/2023/02/looking-back-forensic-fraud-in-child-abuse-cases-2/

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Forencis: Obstructionist AG’s stand in wrongful death convictions comes under fire

Bad faith shows its egregious face once again. AGs across the US have argued bitemarks are still valid in these exon cases. St. Louis Judge David Mason was exasperated — again. — Read on http://www.newstribune.com/news/2022/dec/23/ags-stand-in-wrongful-death-convictions-comes/

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Forensics: Every Year, Around $800M Spent on Wrongful Convictions

Adnan Syed’s case caught the nation’s attention thanks to its feature in the popular podcast “Serial,” and led to the once-convicted murderer having his conviction overturned, — Read on http://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2022/10/28/every_year_around_800m_spent_on_wrongful_convictions_860485.html

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Criminal law: Asylum-seeker takes her own life, New York City mayor says

An unidentified asylum seeker died in a suicide in a New York City shelter on Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams said Monday. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/asylum-seeker-takes-life-new-york-city-mayor-says-rcna48351

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Forensics: Unspeakable. Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M

Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in … Continue reading

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Forensics: Law profs experienced governmental threats yet they prevail over the backlash to their publishing prosecutor misconduct cases in New York. Attack on #public #information #rights

Register — Read on http://www.reuters.com/legal/government/law-profs-prevail-over-backlash-publishing-prosecutor-misconduct-cases-2022-06-22/

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Forensics: NO IMMUNITY. Federal Appeals Court Rules that Louisiana Prosecutor and Police Officer Who Fabricated Evidence are Not Immune from Civil Rights Lawsuit by Former Death-Row Prisoner | Death Penalty Information Center

Michael Wearry , a Louisiana prisoner whose conviction and death sentence were overturned by the U.S Supreme Court in 2016 because prosecutors withheld… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/federal-appeals-court-rules-that-louisiana-prosecutor-and-police-officer-who-fabricated-evidence-are-not-immune-from-civil-rights-lawsuit-by-former-death-row-prisoner

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Forensics: Police corruption. Watts Scandal Grows as Attorneys Prepare for More Exonerations

Cook County prosecutors are believed to be preparing to overturn the convictions of scores of individuals arrested on narcotics charges by corrupt Chicago… — Read on http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/watts-scandal-grows-as-attorneys-prepare-for-more-exonerations/2730906/

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Forensics: Police used fake DNA reports during interrogations, Virginia attorney general says

Im sure they fake other forensic “data” as a SOP. Virginia Beach police used forged documents that linked people’s DNA to a crime to get them to confess or cooperate with investigators, Virginia’s outgoing attorney general said. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Bar counsel wants harsher penalties and files Appeals over possible sanctions for 3 former drug lab prosecutors | WBUR News

This has gone on for years. Junk drug testing scandal has fallen onto prosecutors who kept it quiet. The Office of Bar Counsel is appealing proposed sanctions for the three former assistant attorneys general, arguing each should face harsher punishments.  … Continue reading

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